Let’s see another example of how this can work in the real world. Check out the Nokia StrongHer Initiative:
StrongHer is a grassroots movement created by six Nokia employees in 2011 to promote and enable gender balance within the company, magnify women’s business contributions, and unleash their full potential within Nokia and beyond.
StrongHer acts to disrupt people’s perceptions about gender and talent, and to close the gender gap in the technology sector. It advances gender diversity by offering networking opportunities, personal development, and a think-tank on leadership and management. It also provides exposure to diverse role models for women and men, along with business contacts within and beyond the technology sector.
The network is led by an international board of seven women and is open to all employees, men and women, executives and non-executives. Today StrongHer has over 2,300 members — including 23% men — in more than 60 countries worldwide.